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Roots: The Next Generations is a television miniseries, introduced in 1979, continuing, from 1882 to the 1960s, the fictionalized story of the family of Alex Haley and their life in Henning, Lauderdale County, Tennessee, USA. This sequel to the 1977 miniseries is based on the last seven chapters of Haley's novel entitled Roots: The Saga of an American Family plus additional material by Haley.

Roots: The Next Generations was produced with a budget of $16.6 million, nearly three times as large as that of the original.

  1. Alex Haley


Series Cast

  1. Georg Stanford Brown as Tom Harvey

    Georg Stanford Brown

    Tom Harvey

    7 Episodes

  2. Olivia de Havilland as Mrs. Warner

    Olivia de Havilland

    Mrs. Warner

    7 Episodes

  3. Henry Fonda as Col. Frederick Warner

    Henry Fonda

    Col. Frederick Warner

    7 Episodes

  4. Paul Koslo as Earl Crowther

    Paul Koslo

    Earl Crowther

    7 Episodes

  5. Avon Long

    Chicken George Moore

    7 Episodes

  6. Lynne Moody as Irene Harvey

    Lynne Moody

    Irene Harvey

    7 Episodes

  7. Greg Morris as Beeman Jones

    Greg Morris

    Beeman Jones

    7 Episodes

  8. Marc Singer as Andy Warner

    Marc Singer

    Andy Warner

    7 Episodes

  9. Richard Thomas as Jim Warner

    Richard Thomas

    Jim Warner

    7 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 1

1979 • 7 Episodes

Season 1 of Roots: The Next Generations premiered on February 18, 1979.

Part 7

(1x7, February 25, 1979) Season Finale

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Roots: The Next Generations
Roots: The Next Generations


Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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